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Gap junctions: their presence and necessity in myometrium during parturition.
Thin sections of longitudinal and circular muscle of myometrium obtained from rats during pregnancy, at term, during delivery, and postpartum were quantitatively examined in the electron microscope.Expand
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Ultrastructural changes in mesenteric arteries from spontaneously hypertensive rats. A morphometric study.
Morphometric measurements at the electron microscope level were carried out on three categories of mesenteric arteries representing elastic (superior mesenteric), muscular and arteriolar vessels,Expand
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Neuromuscular structures in opossum esophagus: role of interstitial cells of Cajal.
The structures of the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) and body circular muscle (BCM) from opossum were compared as to neural and muscular structures and the structural relations of interstitialExpand
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Improved propagation in myometrium associated with gap junctions during parturition.
The hypothesis that gap junction (GJ) formation between myometrial cells at term improves electrical coupling was tested. We measured the spread of electrical excitation from six extracellularExpand
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Caveolae from canine airway smooth muscle contain the necessary components for a role in Ca(2+) handling.
To explain that bronchial smooth muscle undergoes sustained agonist-induced contractions in a Ca(2+)-free medium, we hypothesized that caveolae in the plasma membrane (PM) contain protected Ca(2+).Expand
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Caveolae and calcium handling, a review and a hypothesis
Caveolae are associated with molecules crucial for calcium handling. This review considers the roles of caveolae in calcium handling for smooth muscle and interstitial cells of Cajal (ICC).Expand
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Proteins of interstitial cells of Cajal and intestinal smooth muscle, colocalized with caveolin-1.
  • W. J. Cho, E. Daniel
  • Biology, Medicine
  • American journal of physiology. Gastrointestinal…
  • 1 March 2005
The murine jejunum and lower esophageal sphincter (LES) were examined to determine the locations of various signaling molecules and their colocalization with caveolin-1 and one another. Caveolin-1Expand
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Interstitial cells of cajal in the canine colon: A special communication network at the inner border of the circular muscle
The ultrastructure of the region shown to be essential for pacemaking activity of the circular muscle of the canine colon was studied. This region, at the inner border of the circular muscle,Expand
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Caveolin-1 inhibits matrix metalloproteinase-2 activity in the heart.
Apart from its ability to degrade extracellular matrix proteins, matrix metalloproteinase-2 (MMP-2) was recently revealed to have targets and actions within the cardiac myocyte. The localization ofExpand
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Possible role of gap junctions in activation of myometrium during parturition.
Gap junctions between smooth muscle cells of the myometrium of pregnant rats were found only immediately prior to, during and immediately after parturition by quantitative thin-section andExpand
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